Giving Totals and Highlights:
*Preliminary numbers. Estimated totals will be sent out via press release later this week.
All prizes and descriptions can be found here: www.midlandsgives.org/prizes
Prize winners are online and can be found here: www.midlandsgives.org/leaderboard_prize
This year, the prizes are structured so there is at least one prize awarded each hour of the day.
Dominion Energy Light the Way Prize — $2,000 awarded to a randomly drawn nonprofit whose primary category aligns with Dominion Energy’s four giving focus areas: education, environment, human services, and community vitality (arts and culture/community improvement).
BB&T Now Truist First Gift Prize — $1,000 awarded to the nonprofit that receives the first gift of the day in the following categories:
Aflac Power Hours — $2,000 added to one small, medium and large budget nonprofit that has the most unique donors during the following hours: 7 – 7:59 a.m.; 10 – 10:59 a.m.; 12 – 12:59 p.m.; 6 – 6:59 p.m.; 11 – 11:59 p.m.
Dominion Energy Daybreak Prize — $5,000 awarded to a randomly drawn nonprofit from each of the 10 categories and to a nonprofit participating in Midlands Gives for the first time (new nonprofit).
Dominion Energy Booster Prizes — A surprise prize awarded throughout the day on Facebook Live at 9 a.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 9 p.m. The prize amounts will be randomly drawn at the time of the announcement and will range from $250 to $2,000, for a total of $20,000 awarded.
Dominion Energy Energize Hourly Prizes — $1,000 prize awarded to a randomly drawn nonprofit who received at least one gift during the following hours: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m.
South State Bank “Get Up and Give” Prize — $1,000 awarded to the organization that has the highest number of unique donors in the first four hours of the day.
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Board Leadership Prize — $1,000 awarded to five nonprofits randomly drawn from the gifts given by board members during the scheduled giving period.
Nephron Elected Officials Challenge — NEW: Announced during the Facebook livestream, Nephron doubled gifts to $500. A virtual game of “Five Second Rule” among elected officials in the Midlands to win $500 (originally $250) for a nonprofit of their choosing.
Nephron Match Maker Prize — $1,500 awarded to one small, medium, and large budget nonprofits randomly drawn from nonprofits who meet or exceed their match by 10:30 PM on May 5th.
Midlands Gives Information:
Midlands Gives is an 18-hour, local, online giving challenge to support our community’s supporters. The annual online event — hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ center for philanthropy — is in its seventh year, with 412 nonprofits registered to participate. This year, the minimum gift has been reduced to $10 (from $20 in prior years) in an effort to reduce the barriers to giving during the COVID-19 crisis. Give to help local nonprofits overcome the impact of COVID-10 on Midlands Gives Day at http://www.midlandsgives.org/.
More Than $9.3 Million Raised from 2014 to 2019
Launched in 2014, Midlands Gives is an annual 18-hour, online-only giving challenge that provides a direct link to local nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, the event has raised $9.3 million for local nonprofits. Last year, Midlands Gives raised $2,028,966 via 14,272 gifts.
With Nearly $160,000 in Prize Incentives, Your Gift Goes Further
Corporate Philanthropy Champions — including Dominion Energy, Aflac, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, BB&T now Truist, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, and more — are providing financial incentives, matching gifts and prizes for nonprofits on May 5. This year, the prizes are structured so there is at least one prize awarded each hour of the day. The impact of individuals’ contributions of $10 or more will be amplified through these sponsored prize incentives. The full list of prizes can be found at www.midlandsgives.org/prizes.
How to Donate on Midlands Gives Day
The Midlands Gives platform is simple and organized, making it easy to donate to local nonprofits.
After a 2.1% credit card fee and 2.8% CiviCore technology fee, 100 percent of each contribution goes directly to the donor’s selected nonprofit; the Community Foundation receives no fees from Midlands Gives. Donors also have the option to cover the fees for their gifts.
Explore participating nonprofits and find more information online at http://www.midlandsgives.org/.
About Midlands Gives
Midlands Gives is an annual 18-hour online giving challenge and year-round giving platform for local nonprofits, powered by Central Carolina Community Foundation. This year’s event will take place virtually on May 5, 2020. For more information about Midlands Gives, visit www.midlandsgives.org or call 803-254-5601.
About Central Carolina Community Foundation
Central Carolina Community Foundation — the Midlands’ center on philanthropy — is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits, and area leaders to communities in need. Major initiatives include the Midlands Gives online giving challenge and year-round giving platform, On the Table, Connected Communities grants, the One SC Fund, the Best of Philanthropy Awards, annual scholarships and more. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.yourfoundation.org or call 803-254-5601.
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